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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 29, 2008 5:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey Grendelschoice

I like Cliff too much to say anything negative about him.

BUT...on this point, we must agree to disagree ;-)

To be fair, i THINK what Cliff was referring to in his 2-star review was that sound quality upgrade isn't really to the level of pristine SBD-quality and therefore not worthy of a stronger star-rating.

My guess is that the "ho-hum" part of his review is just some Hucker sarcasm (or "huck-asm" as it's known in these parts), b/c the show itself--objectively speaking--is one of 1982's very best. The fact that just a few weeks later 4/19/82 they played what's considered one of the great all time shows of any era (the Ravenspace show) would back up the claim that they were on the right track in April of '82.

Then again, Cliff's one of those big late-60's show guys. It's hard to get him or his acid-rock cronies like William Tell (another of my forum faves; hey, as they say in Jersey--no disrespeck!) to give much of a thumbs up to anything post 1969 so we'll have to see.

meanwhile, check it out and decide for yourself. The "S>F" & "Eyes" alone should give you your answer.